Emma Yeo and Frankie Lilley are the winners of the UK strand of Arjowiggins Creative Papers’ Your Curious Story competition.
The contest tasked designers with creating a visual representation of a curious story, in which the paper is the hero.
Yeo took first place in the professional category for her Future Kings and Queen project (pictured left), in which she created a series of head-dresses, using traditional origami techniques to sculpt a pattern of laser-cut pieces.
Lilley, a final-year textile design student at Nottingham Trent University, was awarded first place in the student category for her Girl in a Swing Necklace design. Lilley threaded 160 squares of paper on to a thin piece of string to create the piece (pictured right).
Both winners have now been put forward to the global Your Curious Story competition, which will be judged in Paris towards the end of this month. Both designs will also be displayed in an exhibition of entries and showcased in a booklet. Yeo has won an Apple MacBook Pro and Lilley has won an Apple iPad.
The judging panel for the awards included: Donna Loveday, head of exhibitions at the Design Museum; Rob Ball, creative director at The Partners; Annette Clayton, key account manager for Arjowiggins Creative Papers; and Design Week group art director Colin McHenry.